Background & Terroir
Roquebrunâ€™s wine cellars were established in 1968 under the name 'Terre dâ€™excellence', situated in the Haut Languedoc National Park, 30 km north of BĂ©ziers, between the two regional capitals of Montpellier and Toulouse. The vineyards cover 500 hectares facing south, on slate hillsides. The grape varieties of the Saint-Chinian Appellation are particularly well adapted to these exceptional production conditions. The growers use methods, perfected over time, which define the style of their cuvĂ©es and have helped them earn medals regularly in the Parisian Concours GĂ©nĂ©ral Agricole.
The exceptional microclimate is sufficiently warm to enable oranges, lemons and manderines to grow, the village is considered as the 'little Nice of the HĂ©rault dĂ©partement'. The vineyards benefit from optimum exposure to the sun and are protected from cold winds from the north-west by surrounding mountains, together with the valley of the river Orb softening the climate.